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Improving Your Fencing Fitness

Improving Your Fencing Fitness

There are many books on the subject of fitness, but this chapter is intended to be of help to fencers in particular. A report by a physiotherapist remarked that some fencers at the Seoul Olympics were far more unfit than their fellow countrymen in other disciplines. It has to beRead More

The Epee

The Epee

Basically, epee originates from the duelling sword and so therefore, the whole body is the target. The scoring is also different to foil in that when both fencers hit at the same time, it is recorded as a double hit. Epee was first introduced into the Olympic games of 1900,Read More

The Sabre

The Sabre

In Britain, foil is traditionally taught first. This is largely because most coaches are foilists and time and money do not encourage them to go further. But in Hungary, Italy and Russia, there are enough sabre coaches for people to go along and start sabre. To Eastern Europeans there isRead More

Fencing Training – What To Expect

Fencing Training – What To Expect

The first day arrives and everybody is nervous. The organizers are hoping it will be successful. The pupils are wondering what is in store. it is therefore important that the initial organization is sound. If you start a course with underlying grumbles, it carries on to the end. First, coachesRead More

Fencing Well Being & Health

Fencing Well Being & Health

Medical diagnosis and treatment is best left in the hands of experts, as a little knowledge can be dangerous but there are things that can be done while waiting for help to come: first ask if there is anyone present with medical knowledge. Fencing is a sport that has veryRead More

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